Move over Joanne, there’s a new head scammer in town.
Taylor Swift, best known for her music and for reclaiming the snake emoji, made waves on the internet Sunday evening when she broke her political silence and came out in support of Democratic candidates Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper, both running in her home state of Tennessee. She cited LGBTQ rights and women’s rights as reasons for backing the Democrats.
“In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” Swift wrote. “I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country.”
She continued, “I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent.”
As Swift said, she has received immense criticism in the past for keeping mum on politics, leading many to believe that she supported Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. Swift has also gotten into some political trouble for her lack of explicitly progressive ideas. When she launched her own app in 2017, it quickly devolved into a homophobic, right-wing hot mess. And she did herself no favors by silencing a blogger who pointed out the growing fandom Swift has in the alt-right community.
By the way, 4Chan users were VERY upset to hear about a lefty Tay Tay. Fox News’ Fox & Friends even argued that someone else wrote the post for her and that she “got some very bad information.” Charlie Kirk even said that he loved when she “stayed away from politics” and was only about the music. Because women are better silent!
4chan Nazis and Charlie Kirk agree: Someone else wrote Taylor Swift's Democratic endorsements for her pic.twitter.com/k2axKYxDqm
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) October 8, 2018
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) October 8, 2018
Some people online also pointed out that Swift pulled a great scam in taking MAGA money then coming out against the GOP.
A lot of people also pointed out the irony that Kanye West has gone full MAGA and Swift overnight became a positive social media talking point for a change.
Taylor Swift just took the mic from Kanye.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 8, 2018
Imagine if I’d told you in 2009 that Kanye was going to be running around in a MAGA hat and Taylor Swift was going be trying to take down Marsha Blackburn.
— Evan DeSimone (@Smorgasboredom) October 8, 2018
Guys, things have gotten so dire that even Taylor Swift had to say something. #VoteBlue
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 8, 2018
I feel like yesterday we got a very compact view of our future: One side begging the government to do something to stave off apocalyptic climate change while the other side burns their $900 Taylor Swift concert tickets to own the libs
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) October 8, 2018
Oh Tay Tay, never stop scamming.